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Document ID (ISN)106543
CIS number 07-573
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Orriols R., Costa R., Albanell M., Alberti C., Castejon J., Monso E., Panades R., Rubira N., Zock J.P.
Title Reported occupational respiratory diseases in Catalonia
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.63, No.4, p.255-260. 26 ref.
Internet access http://oem.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/63/4/255.pdf [in English]
Abstract Occupational physicians, chest physicians and other specialists in the Spanish Province of Catalonia were invited to report newly-diagnosed cases of occupational respiratory diseases during the year 2002. These data were then compared with official statistics supplied by occupational accident and disease insurance funds. It was found that the official scheme for reporting occupational lung diseases is seriously underreporting in Catalonia. A surveillance programme based on voluntary reporting by physicians may provide better understanding of the incidence and characteristics of these diseases. Persulfates, cleaning products and isocyanates were the most reported causes of occupational asthma, with metal industries and cleaning services being the most frequently involved sectors.
Descriptors (primary) Catalonia; notification of occupational diseases; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; persulfates; isocyanates; cleaning agents; frequency rates; asthma; metalworking industry; role of insurance institutions; occupation disease relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Notification of accidents and diseases
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)